Calendar

  Register for an acctivity at the Club's monthly meeting or by contacting the Leader directly

  The Calendar is updated regularly however always check with the Leader to confirm arrangements

  A complete description of and information about the activity is provided at the Club meeting prior to the activity

  It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit enough for the activity. 

We have a grading system but even so, what can be an easy walk for one person may be quite strenuous for another.  MINIMUM REQUREMENT FOR CLUB WALKS:  Any new members not from another Bushwalking Club must first participate in a training walk up "The Mongrel" (Mount Cotton) prior to engaging in any of our Redland Bushwalkers Club walks, which are rated 3 or higher in difficulty.

  DW = Day Walk   BC = Base Camp   TW = Through Walk   AB = Abseiling    CYC = Bike Ride    
  SOC = Social    KAY = Kayaking    TR = Training

  WALK GRADINGS:

Distance

Terrain

Fitness

S

Short Under 10km per day.

1-3

Graded track or open terrain, no scrub.

1-3

Easy, suitable for beginners.

M

Medium 10-15km per day.

4-5

Off track, bush, minor scrub, rainforest, rock hopping, minor scrambling.

4-5

Medium, Reasonable fitness required.

L

Long 15-20 km per day.

6-7

As above + thick scrub. Major rock scrambling using hands.

6-7

As above + agility required.

X L

Extra Long 20km+ per day.

8-9

As above + rope and technical ability required.

8-9

Hard strenuous, fit walkers only.

  KIT LISTS FOR WALKING   -   Day Walk Kit List   -   Through Walk Kit List

 

 

 

 

Date Type Grade Destination Leader Phone

Updated 16/01/2019

         
Information:        
         
         
         
January 2019   ***Please note change of meeting venue to: Lions Club Hall  122 Shore St North (on left hand side heading towards Cleveland Point Lighthouse - where the historical buildings are located)***    
         
Tue 1st   New Years Day    
         
         
MID WEEK DAY WALKS Day Walks on Wednesdays and/or 3rd Friday - Watch Calendar for details Laurel, Hilary M. Rob, Malcolm et al  
         
Wed 9th  

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm .  Social Event:  At our first meeting at the Lions Club Hall 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland, we’ll be holding a sausage sizzle and all round social evening to welcome new and existing members to 2019. We’ll do a quick overview of the year ahead, and cover some bare essentials about the Club. 

   
         
         
Sat 12th

DW

S T3 F3

Mount Cotton Walk - This walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe.  Geoff/Joan Arnell 0448 946 682
         
Sun 13rh 

DW

M T5 F4

CANCELLED - Love Creek Falls from Cedar Creek Road David Rae 0400 459 519
         
Sun 13th

DW

S T3 F4

Binna Burra - Cave circuit and Gwongorol Pool - (half day walk) - Walk starts at 8:00am from Info Centre at Binna Burra - the Caves circuit is an interesting and easy walk of approx 1.5 hrs.  We then walk down to the Gwongoorool Pool on part of the Ilinbah Cct - be prepared for a swim before returning on the steep track to complete the walk - another 2 hours. Jillian Wilson 0412 331 205
         
Sat 19th

DW

M T5 F4

Palm Falls-Walk/Wade - Meet at Canungra 0730 - We set off down the track to the Coomera River at about 8:30AM from the info centre, Binna Burra. The going is all downhill.  When we get to the river, we assess the water level before heading upstream to the side branch leading to Palm Falls.  We may be forced to wade in the river due to thick growth of vegetation on the banks.  We may have to negotiate logs, boulders and pools of water as we travel up and back along the river.  There are nice rock slabs to stop for morning tea and lunch.  Not long after a steep-ish climb up a side creek we arrive at the base of Palm Falls.  It is rainforest - so there are vines and prickly bits besides the leader.  What goes down must go back up to balance the energy equation.  Bring food, expect to get wet.  Dry clothes for the car journey home.  All of this fun is subject to the weather! Ted Wassenberg 0428 753 297
         
Mon 21st   Full Moon    
         
Sat 26th   Australia Day    
         
Sun 27th Jan DW
M T4 F4
Love Creek Falls - via Cedar Creek . Begin at 7.30am from end of Cedar Creek Road, via Samford. Rock-hop & track-walk mostly on RHS creek to Greens Fall turn-off for approx 1.5hrs for morning
tea stop. Continue up creek for another 30 mins to Love Creek Falls, then scramble to the top of the falls for view to the Sunshine Coast. Return the same way.... a shady walk with
plenty of rest stops & a few swims to keep cool on the way out. Approx 5hrs
Jillian Wilson
Amanda Fichna
0412 331 205
0401 017 941
         
Mon 28th   Australia Day Holiday    
         
February 2019        

MID-WEEK

 

DAY WALKS 

Day Walks on Wednesday (weekly) and/or 3rd Friday - Details to follow Laurel, Hilary M., Rob, Malcolm, et al  
         
Sat 2nd AB Watsons Creek -This trip involves a three pitch abseil into/through cold running water. There is some uncertainty about the anchor for the second pitch. As a result only experienced members who have demonstrated they can safely abseil over a knot can attend.

Mandatory equipment over the normal day trip gear are a wet suit, prussic slings and abseil harness with all necessary equipment. We meet at Boonah at 0730. Car pooling will be arranged once we have a list of attendees.’

Trevor Davern

Ted Wassemberg

0411 512 202

0428 753 297

         
         
Sun 3rd SOC Mystery Champagne Walk - No longer a Mystery to the leader Carmel Cash.  Easy walking, more details as the day draws closer. Contact carmelcash@bigpond.com Carmel Cash 0438 242 249
         
         
Sun 10th

DW

M T5 F5

Mudgeeraba Creek - Walk starts at 7.30am from the end of Austinville Rd, Mudgeeraba/Springbrook.  Follow the creek for several  hours before heading up to the Springbook cliffs & on to the Warrie Cct; head out to the Pinnacle, skirt around it & then down thru the cycads to
the steep fire-frail leading back to the cars. Walk includes rock-hopping, scrambling & scrub-bashing.... up to 7hrs & approx 12km.
 
Jillian Wilson
Amanda Fichna
0412 331 205
0401 017 941
         
Wed 13th  

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm Lions Club Hall  122 Shore Street North Cleveland. How to stay healthy on a walk This month we’ll cover staying hydrated during Club activities, and some suggestions of nutritious foods to take on a walk. 

   
         
Sat 16th

DW

S T3 F3 

Venman's Reserve  - Venman Rd, off West Mount Cotton Road. Directions here  Meet at carpark at 7:00am.  This 7.5 km trail is along the banks of Tingalpa Creek and into open eucalypt forest  Undulating, with hills steep enough to give you a work-out.  Creek crossings with stepping stones.  Loose gravel track, so hiking poles are handy (we have some spares).  A good introductory walk for prospective new members. (For those wanting a longer walk, an extra loop of approx 2km can be taken into the old quarry).  Smoko - back at the picnic tables, so bring whatever you need to enjoy a Cuppa and something to eat in a bush setting.  Joan and Geoff Arnell - 0417 637 609 or email joanarnell@gmail.com Joan/Geoff Arnell 0417 637 609
         
Sun 17th  SOC Currumbin Creek - stand up paddle and kyak. See here for information    
         
Wed 20th   Full Moon    
         
Sat 23rd DW
M T4 M4
Purling Brook Falls -  approx. 5-6hours including swim in the Warringa pools and creek. Purlingbrook Falls from Appeltree carpark, Springbrook. Distance I am guessing 12km or so.

Leave Redlands at 6am,  Approx 1hr 45mins travel time meet at Appletree carpark, Springbrook. Walk starts from Appeltree carpark, we cross the road onto a fire trail and walk to the start of the track which is a lot of steps down to the creek,
cross the creek if the water level is low we can rock hop otherwise we get our feet wet. We climb up onto the trail and follow the creek along where we have a few more creek crossings and staying on track until we get to Purling brook falls. We will then head up to Purlingbrook falls picnic area /Toilets and have morning tea. We then head back the same route to the cars, remembering that what goes down must go up so we have the steps and the incline at the end to finish us off. Lunch back at Appeltree carpark

It is a pretty walk mostly shaded. Well worth the effort. 

WHAT TO BRING: Lunch, snacks and AT LEAST 2-3 litres of water. You can probably get away without hiking boots but it would be better to wear them if you have them. All the usual daywalk gear as per the website, poles will be useful if you have them. Other than that, it's the usual - sunscreen, a hat and insect repellent. Contact Amanda 0401017941

Julie Cummings
Amanda Fichna
0422 318 283
0401 017 941
         
Sun 24th Training FMR  - Basic Navigation - FMR is offering a course in basic navigation, including how to use a map and compass. Venue tba but is most likely White’s Hill Reserve at Camp Hill. FMR courses are highly recommended, so if you have no idea how to navigate in the bush, this one is for you. Contact Judy M-S for details. Judy Moodie-Stuart 0408 874 315
         
Sun 24th Survey
 
Survey for Great Scenic Rim Walk - Find the source of the Nile (Barney Creek) from Collins Gap Mats Anderson 0423 718 811
         
March 2019        
         
MID WEEK DAY WALKS Day Walks weekly on Wednesday and/or 3rd Friday - details to follow Laurel, Hilary M., Rob Malcolm, et al  
         
         
Sun 10th Survey Survey Walk for the Great Scenic Rim Adventure (August 2019) - Big adventure - Mt Gipps/Black Snake Ridge near the Lions Rd/Richmond Gap, part of the Main Range.  Please contact Judy on 0408 874 315 Judy Moodie-Stuart 0408 874 315
         
Sun 10th  DW
S T3 F3
Brown Lake Stradbroke Island - Catch Stradbroke Flyer Water Taxi which departs Cleveland at 7.55am sharp (allow time for parking). Walk is at least 10km return with some hills and sand tracks. Will have morning tea and a swim at Brown Lake, then return to Little Ship Club Dunwich for lunch. Plenty of photo opportunities, so get an early start for the photo competition. Geoff Arnell
Joan Arnell
0448 946 682
0417 637 609
         
Wed 13th   

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall,  122 Shore Street North Cleveland. This meeting is all about our Club leaders Find out what our activity leaders do, how they got started and what they think about their role.

   
         
Wed 13th  DW
S T3 M4
Coochiemudlo Island Vicki Cox
Tracy Ryan
0400 257 677
 
         
Sat 16th

DW

S T3 F3

Mount Cotton Walk -  Directions This walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe. to be advised  
         
Thu 21st   Full Moon    
         
Sun 24th DW Alperton Road Koala Park

Wayne Porter

Dawn Campbell

0402 734 900

0400 990 985

         
Sat  30th - 7-10 days BC Mann and Clarence Rivers Base Camp.  Click here for detailsery and Ca.  This event has been put on the calendar twice - once at the beginning of April as noted here  and again at the beginning of May (see entry for May 7th  below).  If at the end of March the weather is not favourable the event will be postponed to the beginning of May.    The good news is that the only campsite bookings we need to make are at Mann River Caravan Park and as there is plenty of room there that can be done at the last minute.  If you are remotely interested please contact David Rae at 0400 459 519 David Rae 0400 459 519
         
         
Sun 31st Survey Survey Walk for the Great Scenic Rim Adventure (August 2019) - Cunninghams Gap to Spicers.  Contact Judy on 0408 874 315 Judy Moodie-Stuart 0408 874 315
         
April 2019        
MID WEEK DAY WALKS Day Walks on Wednesdays and/or 3rd Friday - watch calendar for details Laurel, Hilary M., Rob, Malcolm et al  
         
         
Sun 07 DW Coomera Circuit - Binna Burra Leah Stephens 0499 234 606
         
         
Sat/Sun 5 -6th Training

FMR - Advanced Navigation - FMR is offering a course in advanced navigation with GPS. This would be ideal for those who have a good grasp of navigation basics. Contact Judy M-S for details. Date TBC

Judy Moodie Stuart 0408 874 315
         

Wed 10th

 

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North Cleveland. Social event (oh, and the AGM) We’ll also cover various walks around Brisbane and how to find them. And our resident ornithologist Malcolm will tell us what birds we keep hearing out on our walks.

   
         
Sat 13th

DW

S T3 F3

Venman's Reserve - Directions here: - Venman Rd, off West Mount Cotton Road.  Meet at carpark at 7:00am.  This 7.5 km trail is along the banks of Tingalpa Creek and into open eucalypt forest  Undulating, with hills steep enough to give you a work-out.  Creek crossings with stepping stones.  Loose gravel track, so hiking poles are handy (we have some spares).  A good introductory walk for prospective new members. (For those wanting a longer walk, an extra loop of approx 2km can be taken into the old quarry).  Smoko - back at the picnic tables, so bring whatever you need to enjoy a Cuppa and something to eat in a bush setting.  Joan and Geoff Arnell - 0417 637 609 or email joanarnell@gmail.com to be advised  
         
Sun 14th Survey Survey Walk for the Great Scenic Rim Adventure (August 2019) - Cougals to Mudgeeraba section of the Scenic Rim.  This is one of the last sections of the proposed Scenic Rim Adventure.  Contact Mats on 0423 718 811 Mats Andersson 0423 718 811
         
Fri 19th   Good Friday - Full Moon    
         
Sat 20th   Easter Saturday    
         
Sun 21st   Eeaster Sunday    
         
Mon 22nd
Easter Monday    
         
Thu 25th   ANZAC Day    
         
Sun 28th

DW

L T4 F4

Ship Stern - Binna Burra Jillian Wilson 0412 331 205
         
May 2019        
         
MID WEEK DAY WALKS Day Walks on Wednesdays and/or 3rd Friday - details to follow Laurel, Hilary M., Rob, Malcolm et al  
         
Fri 3rd-Tue 7th BC Base Camp Carnarvon Gorge - Friday 3/5 to 7/5 2019. More details to follow. Accommodation contact: http://www.takarakka.com.au/ Geoff Arnell
Amanda Fichna
0448 946 682
0401 917 401
         
         
Sun 5th Survey Survey Walk for the Great Scenic Rim Adventure (August 2019) - at the beginning of the proposed walk.  Contact Mats for details - 0421 718 811 Mats Andersson 0421 718 811
         
Mon 6th
Labour Day    
         
     

 

 

Tu 7th

7-10 days

BC Mann and Clarence Rivers Base Camp - See note for Tuesday April 30.  Click here for details.  If interested contact David Rae at 0400 459 519 David Rae 0400 459 519
         
Wed 8th  

Club meeting - at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. At this meeting, we’ll start with some members telling us about the joys of through walks, and then we’ll start filling up the calendar with the next few months’ activities.

   
         
Sat 11th

DW

S T3 F3

Mount Cotton Walk - Directions here This walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe. To be advised  
         
Sun 12th AB FMR is offering a half-day beginners’ abseil training. Contact Judy Moodie-Stuart Judy Moodie Stuart 0408 874 315
Sat 18th Social Walk Redland Bay Marnie Thomson 0423 288 014
         
Sun 19th

DW

S T4 F4

Mount Joyce - Full Moon Jillian Wilson 0412 331 205
         
Sun 26th  DW WarrieCircuit Jene Jones 0410 665 864
         
June 2019        
         
MID WEEK DAY WALKS Day walks on Wednesdays/and or 3rd Friday - details to follow Laurel, Hilary M., Rob, Malcolm et al  
         
Sat 1st/Sun 2nd Training FMR is offering a search and rescue training weekend. FMR courses are highly recommended as they offer a unique opportunity to learn from those in the field. Contact Judy M-S for details Judy Moodie Stuart 0408 874 315
         
         
Sun 9th

DW

S T4 F5

Tallebudgera to Springbrook - "the Cream Track" Jillian Wilson 0412 331 205
         
Wed 12th  

Club meeting - at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. Safety month: What to do if there is an accident,  what to do if someone gets lost,  Snakebites,  Personal locator beacons (PLBs) and some Club essentials: The role of the contact officer Incident forms and what to do with them.

   
         
Sat 15th

DW

S T3 F3

Venman's Reserve - Directions: - Venman Rd, off West Mount Cotton Road.  Meet at carpark at 7:00am.  This 7.5 km trail is along the banks of Tingalpa Creek and into open eucalypt forest  Undulating, with hills steep enough to give you a work-out.  Creek crossings with stepping stones.  Loose gravel track, so hiking poles are handy (we have some spares).  A good introductory walk for prospective new members. (For those wanting a longer walk, an extra loop of approx 2km can be taken into the old quarry).  Smoko - back at the picnic tables, so bring whatever you need to enjoy a Cuppa and something to eat in a bush setting.  Joan and Geoff Arnell - 0417 637 609 or email joanarnell@gmail.com To be advised  
         
Mon 17th   Full Moon    
         
Fri21-Sun23 WE Moreton Island Base Camp Walking Weekend - Cost:  $360 p.p.  include Transport to and from the Island on the MiCat - transport on and over the Island for 3 days.  Hearty meals, accommodation at Campsite . QPWS camp fees.  Exceptional Value.  More details to follow Carmel Cash 0438 242 249
         
July 2019        
         
DateTBC   FMR has a weekend course in vertical rescue, run by Phil Box. Contact Judy M-S for details Judy Moodie Stuart 0408 874 315
         
         
Wed 10  

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. Navigation basics We’ll be covering absolute basics, such as what are those squiggly lines on a map and which way is up? We’ll also include compass basics and other useful stuff.

   
         
Wed 17th   Full Moon    
         
August 2019        
         
         
Sun 4th Training

FMR is offering a course in basic navigation, including how to use a map and compass. FMR courses are highly recommended, so if you missed the one earlier in the year, this one is for you. Contact Judy M-S for details.

Judy M-S 0408 874 315
         
Wed 14th  

Ekka Wednesday - Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland.  August is our Scenic Rim Great Adventure month. We’ll also be filling in our calendar for the next few months, and running through some equipment dos and don’ts

   
         
Wed 15th   Full Moon    
         
Sat 17+ DW/BC Great Scenic Rim Walk - Click here for attached for Expressions of Interest.  Contact Malcolm Thomson Malcom Thomson 0413 940 747
         
         
September 2019        
         
         
         
Wed 11th  

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. Social night and photo competition.

   
         
Sat 14th   Full Moon    
         
October 2019        
         
Mon 7th   Queens Birthday    
         
Wed 9th  

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. As the weather heats up, short walks that finish before the heat of the day become very attractive, so we’ll be looking at short walks around Brisbane.

   
         
Mon 14th   Full Moon    
         
November 2019        
         
Wed 13th  

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. At our last meeting for the year we’ll look at some dos and don’ts of bushwalking, abseiling, kayaking, cycling and all our other activities.

   
         
Wed 13th   Full Moon    
         
December 2019        
         
Thu 12th   Full Moon    
         
Wed 25th
Christmas Day    
         
         
Th 26th   Boxing Day     
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